Raised in Dublin, Ireland, Thomas Sheridan is a professional artist currently
living and working in south Sligo under the shadow of the Ox Mountains.
After moving to New York in the mid 1980s, he became a musician playing with
the inl uential Lower East Side goth/post-punk three piece h e Children’s Zoo.
Upon leaving the music business in the early 1990s, Thomas studied as a graphic
designer and went on to enjoy a successful communications career with several
Wall Street investment banks.
Returning to Ireland to pursue his painting career in 1998, he began to write
poetry, satirical essays, short stories and socio-political commentaries on
subjects ranging from Irish politicians, to psychology, media manipulation
and the occult and published in journals and books worldwide.
Thomas’s paintings have been described as, ‘vibrant, contemplative, poetic and
soulful, with an underlying surrealist/symbolist nature’. His inspiration is drawn
from many sources, from the human condition within the real and emotional landscape,
to the nature of reality and relationships. Thomas’ work is in private collections
worldwide and he has been represented by numerous galleries.
“My music, art and writing have been a life-long at empt to create a dialogue
with the society and world around me and as a result, to implement a more
meaningful dialogue with myself.”
Joined: 02 Sep 2006 Posts: 325 Location: London , UK
Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 2:39 am Post subject:
Great interview, Fintan.
I was watching some of Sheridan's videos after the interview, and I recommend this video to everyone.
This is some really profound stuff.
Are we living at a time when our collective shadow is coming to light so that we can as a species work through this shadow material? It's a hopeful thought that things will indeed change if we are prepared to learn the hard lessons by confronting the shadow both within and without.
Compare Sheridan's profile of psychopaths -- impulsive, always hiding behind many false personas, and wanting to project a competence they don't really have -- to the "a super powerful Illuminati controls and plans everything in world" meme. Is that not the ultimate cover story for a group of psychopaths? Are we dealing with a group that pretends to have absolute control and have long-running plans (lasting decades, generations, centuries, millennia, depending on the story you're willing to buy), when really they act almost totally on impulse?
It may be easy for non-psychopaths to mistake a "Master Plan" for a pattern of repetitive compulsions, no?
He contends in his inimitable Oxford don way that, yes, we have been and are still brilliantly decieved by politicians and spivs who are nothing more than egomaniacal pretenders.
I've been studying Curtis's work on and off for several years and more intensely these past two months'; it's like an addiction, once you really get into Curtis's head and Google the names he names: you are both eyes wide open. It's quite scary and obliquely liberating.
The whole gabble of 'them' really are all utterly ignorant and we just can't help falling time and again for their poisoned pretensions.
It begs the question: are we the psychopaths?
By the way, I haven't even listened to the audio yet.
Serendipity is a strange bedfellow, is it not? [That's a tag question.]
P.S. start with 'The Living Dead'. [Almost all of Curtis's work has been uploaded onto YouTube.]
Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 2:17 pm Post subject: Great Audio!
Thanks Kathy for finding Thomas for us and thanks Fintan for the interview!
I have been poring over Thomas' other interviews and youtube videos and am experiencing a lot of resonance with my own personal workplace experience of almost 2 years ago.`
The essential profile outlined by Thomas has replayed some key episodes, scenes and observations from my memory, not as traumatic incidents but as lessons and opportunities for growth. As Fintan and Paul Levy pointed out in the 'World is Psyche' audio, these kind of people come into our lives for a reason, so that we become stronger and wiser in order to protect ourselves. Rather like measles and the immune system.
Overall, the big picture is what gets us through these difficult chapters in our existence. As Thomas says in the youtube video posted by Urbanspaceman above, these psychopaths shake up something in us that we need to awaken. Such experiences do help you to find a deeper level to yourself; they offer a possible path to enlightenment and higher consciousness I have found.
I remain positive that we as a species will shake off this subset from our evolutionary past. There is definitely a sense of awakening collective consciousness from Thomas' work.
That and a lot of practical advice, such as doing your homework on psychopaths and getting your facts and evidence together as a backup and a defence. To cut a long story short, if you really cross one of these people and confront them, they will pursue you, even if you move on; so have some paperwork on their background that you can forward to their next employer and they will back off, I can guarantee you.
These people are total eejits in reality.
Oh and the points Thomas make about emotional detachment and neutral observation of psychopaths in important to the healing process. Letting go takes a long time...but sure transcendence is a 2-way street.
Cheers again everyone (especially enjoyed the references to Irish politics and religion in the audio!),
Neil. _________________ 'Essayons de ne pas rire avant la fin d'Hamlet'-'Let us try not to laugh before the end of Hamlet'- Pierre Desproges.
But... if they are a lot less competent than what they project,
and cannot work together (as in global conspiracy), then who/what
is responsible for the apparently cohesive global network of control/repression?
Someone has got to be quite the planner to have instituted this global
network in virtually every "developed" country in the world.
From government to monetary/social/medical/educational structures,
it's the same, same everywhere.
Unfortunately, I have quite a bit of experience w/these types,
but cannot say if they are true or proto...
never managed to get them brain scanned
Re. "they will pursue you, even if you move on..."
I have found that once you are of no further value to them,
and especially once you've figured them out, they much prefer to leave you alone.
Much like a vampire exposed to the light of day.
I am truly haunted by these experiences -
if the average healing time is about 2 years, I am definitely healing-challenged!
In fact, the only way I have managed to forget about a given
past relationship/experience is by having a brand new one to deal with.
I attract these people like flies to sh*t, (yup - that's me!), and can never quite believe what's in front of my eyes until it's too late.
As in the measles analogy, I often think of this quote from one of my favourite movies:
"The demons that we see around us sometimes are really just angels in disguise - helping us to let go of our attachments."
- Danny Aiello, from the movie Jacob's Ladder
Anyhow, whoever/whatever is responsible for virtually everything that is covered here at BFN, I do not think they are incompetent at all.
Of course, I refer not to the clowns we see in public, but their masters.
Joined: 05 Feb 2007 Posts: 273 Location: The Forest.
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:30 am Post subject:
Thanks Kathy and Fintan for bringing
this into my life. Its very timely.
I wouldnt say that i was dealing with
a psychopath but certainly in the past
i've had problems with attracting
highly manipulative people, bullies
and bitches( male & female). When
i look back im kinda blown away by
how nasty some of the people were
that i was friends with and how much
i put up with.
It reached an apex jus over two
years ago and synchronistically
enuff i feel like ive only jus escaped
the pain of it all in the last two months.
Its definitely been a life changing
experience and in the last two years
ive kinda been a recluse jus so i can
process the behaviours of all these
people i have known or attracted.
Ive learned extraordinary things
about human behaviour and i dont
think my life could progress without
I definitely think in this day and age
with our psychopathic media and its
psycopathic funders alot of ordinary
people are being effected and have
a stunted consciousness and are
acting out psycopathic behaviours
or echoing the darkness of this spirit
warfare which is how i see it.
Im really glad to see 'sex and the city'
brought up. I definitely saw the negative
effect that had on some women around
me. There is also a growing problem
with Misandry in our society now
that is just not being challenged. Anyways
thats another subject for another day.
Love this poem with moving images by Thomas
_________________ I can see through you.
Some people see you.
To me you're just see-thru
Joined: 26 Jun 2007 Posts: 2380 Location: The Canadian shield
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:50 am Post subject:
Some further reflections
by Thomas Sheridan on
the interview we did.....
That interview was very much just an introduction
to Tomas Sheridan's book, work and his ideas.
We plan to discuss these issues much
more broadly in another audio soon.
Both functions co-existing, without harmony. Either extreme leading to behavior that can be classified as aberrant. This then begs the question:
"How is this evolutionary state expected to improve the species?"
Regarding our baser instincts versus our intellectual capacity, creative opposition is a state that exists, not to impede progress but to challenge and fortify the means and methods that are in use. Thus, both can grow to exceed their initial state and further assist the evolution of the organism. That we see sidetracks and dead-ends appearing along the way should be no surprise. Perfecting something implies imperfect, transient forms along the way. Our society and its values are products of the process that can and will evolve as we do. _________________ The grand design, reflected in the face of Chaos.
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